CLT20 2014: Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers - As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Updated: Sep 20, 2014, 20:10 PM IST
CLT20 2014: Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers - As it happened...

SCORECARD || MATCH REPORT

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wickets

Perth Scorchers Innings, Dolphins 164

Over 20|| Score 165/3 (Marsh 40, Turner 3)

After all the drama, Mitchell Marsh lofted two sixes of the last two balls to give Perth Scorchers an improbable win at Mohali. Frylinck did everything right until those two balls. Marsh's innings figure read 40 runs from 26 balls with three fours and two sixes. On the other hand, before the final over, Frylinck's figure read 17 runs from three overs.

Agar c Alexander b Frylinck 15 (11b)

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Over 19|| Score 149/3 (Marsh 27, Agar 15)

A good over for the batting side, But they still need a better over. In the last over, they need 15 runs to win the match. And defending 15 runs is Robbie Frylinck.

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Over 18|| Score 137/3 (Marsh 21, Agar 9)

A dropped catch, two doubles and four singles made Frylinck's over an eventful one. The match is still alive. Scorchers require 28 runs from 12 balls. Marsh innings will be important to their cause.

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Over 17 || Score 129/3 (Marsh 18, Agar 5)

Perth Scorchers are just about keeping themselves with a chance in the match. Now, the target is 36 from 18 balls. It's little tough for the batting team, but some lusty hits in the next couple of overs will bring down the required rate as they run into the last over.

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Over 16 || Score 119/3 (Marsh 13, Agar 0)

Whiteman-Marsh partnership has almost sealed the match for Scorchers. But Alexander broke the partnership, with Whiteman missing his fifty by five runs. Scorchers now need 46 from 24 balls.

Whiteman c Smit b Alexander 45 (32b)

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Over 15 || Score 116/2 (Whiteman 44, Marsh 11)

Whiteman is taking on the South African team. In Delport's final over, he hit two fours to make it a 11-run over.

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Over 14 || Score 105/2 (Whiteman 34, Marsh 10)

Another eight run over with Maharaj failing to contain the Aussie pair. Scorchers need 60 runs from 36 balls.

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Perth Scorchers Innings, Dolphins 164

Over 13 || Score 97/2 (Whiteman 27, Marsh 9)

In Delport's return over, Scorchers have taken eight runs. The over started with Whiteman taking a double, then two singles followed, allowing the left hander to play a sumptuous shot for a four through the cover area.

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Over 12 || Score 89/2 (Whiteman 20, Marsh 8)

A 20-run partnership in 13 balls has helped Scorchers inch a bit more closer to the target. Maharaj, who conceded nine runs in his first over, leaked further eight runs.

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Over 11 || Score 81/2 (Whiteman 15, Marsh 5)

Despite the fall of wicket, Scorchers are keeping the run machine running. They have taken eight runs off Alexander's third over. And with that, their target is now 84 from 54 balls.

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Over 10 || Score 73/2 (Whiteman 14, Marsh 0)

Bowling change did the trick for Dolphins. Cameron Delport struck in his first ball. The over started in ominous fashion for the fielding team with Simmong launching the second ball for a six. Van Jaarsveld's valiant attempt at boundary line failed to work. Then, after two singles Delport took a return catch to remove dangerous Simmons. The Aussie batsman departed two shy of a worthy 50. But he played his part.

Simmons c & b Delport 48 (36b)

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Over 9 || Score 61/1 (Simmons 41, Whiteman 9)

A huge over for Scorchers with Simmons punishing Smit. Simmons started the over with a straight six, then followed it up with four towards square leg. It just fell short of the boundary. Then, three singles and a couple made it 15. They now need 104 runs from 66 balls.

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Over 8 || Score 46/1 (Simmons 27, Whiteman 8)

Whiteman-Simmons partnership now worth 32 runs from fours overs. And Scorshers are recovering from a bad start to the chase.

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Over 7 || Score 41/1 (Simmons 25, Whiteman 7)

Whiteman found his first four. He came forward and sent the ball crashing to the fine leg boundary. His companion, Simmons is on 25 from a a run-a-ball play.

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Over 6 || Score 32/1 (Simmons 22, Whiteman 1)

Frylinck continued his impressive bowling. He conceded six runs in the second spell. Scorcher require 133 more runs from 14 overs and the asking rate is climbing ever so teasingly.

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Over 5 || Score 26/1 (Simmons 17, Whiteman 1)

After the departure of Voges, Craig Simmons assumed the role of leadership and soon started leatherhunt. He milked Alexander for 12 runs in the fifth over. They still require 139 runs from the remaining 15 overs.

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Over 4 || Score 14/1 (Simmons 7)

Kyle Abbott is bowling a dream spell. After the impressive opening over, he removed Scorchers skipper Voges with a beauty in his second over. Besides, the over went for a single, making it a super super over.

Voges lbw b Abbott 7 (13b)

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Over 3 || Score 13/0 (Voges 6, Simmons 5)

First bowling change of the innings, and what a decision by van Wyk. Frylinck has conceded only two runs. Scorchers still need 152 from 17 overs.

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Over 2 || Score 11/0 (Voges 6, Simmons 5)

Voges and Simmons found a four each as the chase got into familiar turf. Alexander conceded nine in his first over.

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Over 1 || Score 2/0 (Voges 1, Simmons 1)

Abbott started the proceeding with a 2-run over. Chasing a target of 165, Scorchers started cautiously with skipper Voges and Simmons taking the first guard.

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Dolphins Innings

Over 20 || Score 164/7 (Zondo 63, Frylinck 15​)

A big over coasted Dolphins to a a good total. Frylinck started the over with a six over cover boundary, then completed the innings with another. In between, with Zondo, he milked four singles. Arafat, who is known for his death over bowling skills, failed this time. In his four overs, he conceded 42 runs, with a return of two wickets.

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Over 19 || Score 148/7 (Zondo 61, Frylinck 1​)

Paris completed his quota of four overs with a seven-run over. It's been a pleasure to watch his bowling. He has taken two wickets, conceding only 21 runs. For Dolphins, Zondo has been rock solid. In his 48-ball innings so far, the right hander has compiled 61, including seven hits to the fence.

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Over 18 || Score 141/7 (Zondo 56​)

Arafat broke the dangerous looking partnership by removing Phehlukwayo. The Pakistani bowler produced a perfect yorker to dismantle the stumps. Zondo-Phehlukwayo  partnership produced 44 runs in good time.

Phehlukwayo b Yasir Arafat 14 (11b)

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Over 17 || Score 131/6 (Zondo 50​, Phehlukwayo​ 10)

Zondo is playing a superb innings. The 24-year-old has completed a half-century of 41 balls. Behrendorff, in his allotted four overs, has conceded 46 runs. Of the six overs used today for Scorchers, he is the most expensive despite taking three wickets. 

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Over 16 || Score 118/6 (Phehlukwayo​ 8, Zondo 39)

After a long time, Paris returned with the ball. And conceded six runs, all singles starting with a leg bye. His bowling figure so far reads, 3-14-3 and has been the pick of the lot today.

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Over 15 || Score 112/6 (Phehlukwayo​ 5, Zondo 37)

Behrendorff is proving the trump card for Scorchers. Sure, he did concede runs but taking wickets. In his third over, the 24-year-old got the better of van Jaarsveld. Joel Paris got the catch at mid-off and made up for his early mistakes in fielding.

VB van Jaarsveld c Paris b Behrendorff 7 (10b)

​But soon, Zondo launched the attack hitting the left arm fast bowler for two successive fours, then after a single, in the final ball of the over, newly arrived Phehlukwayo found another four.

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Over 14 || Score 97/5 (Zondo 28, van Jaarsveld 7)

Finally a good over for the batting side. Hogg leaked eight valuable runs in his final over. Playing a handy knock for Dolphins is Zondo, who is on 28 from 31 balls.       

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Over 13 || Score 89/5 (Zondo 21, van Jaarsveld 6)

Marsh returned for Scorchers. In his third over, the Aussie all-rounder leaked six runs. Both Zondo and van Jaarsveld did try to score some good runs but failed to take initiative against a discipline bowling.         

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Over 12 || Score 83/5 (Zondo 19, van Jaarsveld 2)

Hogg continued and in his third over, the left-arm chinaman bowler conceded six runs as the Perth side looked to consolidate their position in the match. With eight overs still remaining in the innings, a couple of bad overs could help Dolphins back in the hunt.

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Over 11 || Score 77/5 (Zondo 12, van Jaarsveld 1)

Arafat got his man. After hitting a six over the long-on boundary, Smit was trying to play smart. However, he was adjudged LBW after trying to make some room against a good lenght ball from Arafat. The over went for eight runs though, thanks to that first ball six.

Smit lbw b Yasir Arafat 21 (14b)

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Over 10 || Score 69/4 (Zondo 12, Smit 13)

Another superb over from the Australian side. 44-year-old Hogg made up for his expensive first over with a three-run over. That's some experience hand. With the first half of the first innings gone, Dolphins would like to increase the tempo a bit.

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Over 9 || Score 66/4 (Zondo 12, Smit 13)

A superb over from Marsh, giving away only four runs. Marsh was successful in keeping the the South African batsmen quite with his accurate slow balls.

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Over 8 || Score 62/4 (Zondo 10, Smit 11)

Ever affable Brad Hogg got his first over. The old hand conceded nine runs with Smith and Zondo rotating the strike. Smit also found a four in the fourth ball.  

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Over 7 || Score 53/4 (Smit 5, Zondo 7)

Perth skipper Adam Voges introduced Ashton Agar for the first time and 20-year-old left-arm orthodox bowler conceded seven runs. Daryn Smit, who arrived after the fall of Maharaj, is looking in good touch having played three balls for his five runs.

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Over 6 || Score 46/4 (Zondo 3, Smit 0)

Keshav Maharaj failed to capitalize on his start. In pursuit of quick runs, the 24-year-old batsman perished, to Jason Behrendorff. Maharaj made 29 of 22 balls, laced with five fours and one six.

Maharaj c Paris b Behrendorff 29 (22b)

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Over 5 || Score 38/3 (Maharaj 23, Zondo 3)

Another productive over for Dolphins. In Mitchell Marsh's first over, they milked 11 runs which included two fours and two doubles, all to Maharaz. Zondo did the right thing by taking a single off the first ball. 

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Over 4 || Score 27/3 (Maharaj 13, Zondo 2)

After a poor start, the South African side has restored some sanity in the innings with Keshav Maharaj  and Khaya Zondo in center. For Perth Scorchers​, Pakistan bolwer Yasir Arafat has got his first over completed. he gave away eight runs.

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Australia's Perth Scorchers, boasting many a proven performer in their ranks, will start as favorites when they take on South African team Dolphins in a clash of two non-IPL teams in the Champion League Twenty20.

For the Scorchers, a lot will depend on Adam Voges and the top order batsman will look to come good on the Mohali track. Mitchell Marsh has the ability to tear apart the rival bowling attack.

The Australian side also has experienced campaigner in Brad Hogg, who seems to be getting better with age. Nathan Coulter-Nile has shown already his all-round abilities and can prove useful for the team.

On the other hand, Dolphins, apart from Kyle Abott and skipper Morne van Wyk, have little known faces in their side that include players such as Craig Alexander, Cody Chetty, Cameron Delport and Keshav Maharaj.

However, not having big names in world cricket doesn't dampen the sprits of Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20.